Kenyan parliamentarian Farah Maalim, has found himself at the center of a criticism after being instructed to remove a traditional Palestinian scarf he was wearing during a session.
He said that he wore the scarf as a symbol of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza enduring the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Mr. Maalim expressed that Palestine needs the support of all individuals in Kenya in these difficult times.
But the Speaker of the National Assembly and other parliamentarians regarded wearing Palestinian scarf as a violation of parliamentary regulations and disrespecting the Assembly.
This incident occurred shortly after Kenyan authorities detained three people who attended a pro-Palestinian meeting in the capital Nairobi.